Writing the Next Chapter on Suicide and Weapon Use Due to Bullying

Crossing The Line

I started my company, Bullying Recovery, in order to really try to make a difference in the way that our population handles the issue of psychological damage, due to bullying. Why do I do this? Because as the saying “Physician Heal Thyself” goes, I had to also go through my… Continue reading

Bethany Mota Bully Story from Dancing With The Stars

Bethany Mota, a Nickelodion and YouTube celebrity, recently did a stirring performance on Dancing With The Stars and told her story of being bullied. It is not only an amazing performance, but is extremely honest about how bullying can damage you and what coping mechanisms she choose to overcome bullying,… Continue reading

An Inspirational Way to Find an Outlet From Bullying

This is an amazing video segment from Britain’s Got Talent. These two young kids who call themselves Bars & Melody find a way to take their experience with bullying and channel it into a positive way to deal with and hopefully defeat their demons. Part of any recovery from bullying… Continue reading

Using Fiction for Bully-Prevention Programs

Susan Coryell has been a good friend of my website and efforts for many years now. She had, a few years ago, written a wonderful novel on bullying called Eaglebait. Recently, Susan contacted me again and asked if she could share a blog on this site. I am honored to have… Continue reading

Filmmaker DJ Caruso Talks About Standing Up to Bullying

I am blessed to have great friends over the years who have helped me continue to bring this website to you. One such friend from High School, Ken, is a film critic with his own blog called 1 More Film Blog. Ken and I share a passion for movies (in… Continue reading

the Long Term Effects of High School

New York Magazine recently published an article entitled “Why You Never Truly Leave High School“ by Jennifer Senior. It is an amazingly insightful article about our brains and why the things that happen to us during our adolescence can and do stay with us into our adult years. The article makes some… Continue reading

What If I Was Bigger Than a Bully

Author Cat Blount has released a book for elementary school age children titled “What If I Was Bigger Than a Bully: Storyteller Edition”. This book talks to both those who deal with being bullied as well as the bullies, parents, bystanders, and school officials. The title references a question the… Continue reading

US News and World Report Discusses Spotting and Stoping Bullying

Writer Rachel Pomerance with the “US News and World Report” wrote a very interesting article called “How to Spot and Stop Bullying: 5 steps to help prevent, detect, and address bullying”. The article, which talks about the issue of bullying today and also looks at five techniques for detecting and trying… Continue reading

High School Girl Suspended Over Anti-Bullying Project

Sometimes when you think you’ve heard it all, another story comes out that seems to contradict what many are trying to do by creating anti-bullying messages. The below video is the story of a high school girl suspended for creating an anti-bullying project. It seems to me that the school… Continue reading

Bully Documentary In Theaters March 30th

A new documentary movie called “Bully” is being released. The movie is set to premiere on March 30th in theaters around the country. This powerful film takes an in-depth look at the bullying crisis taking place in this country. This movie looks to be a no holds barred view of… Continue reading

Bully Documentary In Theaters March 30th

A new documentary movie called “Bully” is being released. The movie is set to premiere on March 30th in theaters around the country. This powerful film takes an in-depth look at the bullying crisis taking place in this country. This movie looks to be a no holds barred view of… Continue reading

USA Today’s Bullying Article Is Brutally Honest

Bruce Kugler, a contributing writer for USA Today wrote a very strong article on bullying titled “Bullying in USA: Are we defenseless?” In this straightforward article, Mr. Kugler brings up the latest victims of the bullying issue and asks the question to us all in his article title. What’s the… Continue reading

The Fat Boy Chronicles

I recently received a screening  copy of the new movie, “The Fat Boy Chronicles“, a story about obesity and bullying based on the book by Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan. the book and the movie are inspired by a true story, which is not hard to believe given that the… Continue reading

The Verdict is in for Parents of Phoebe Prince

CNN reported that the settlement for the parents of Phoebe Prince has been released and made public. The verdict in the case of the 15-year old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after relentless bullying by her classmates was completed in November of 2010, but the records were sealed until recently.… Continue reading

Child’s Play – A Short Film

Matt Firpo, a senior at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts is creating an interesting film for his thesis project and sent me information to share with you. Matt decided to make a film titled “Child’s Play” , a coming-of-age tale about bullies, revenge, and growing up in… Continue reading

Featured on Safe Start Center

Safe Start Center, a federal program that focuses on helping children who are exposed to violence recently interviewed me for an article that they have now posted titled “Bullying Victims Use Stories for Advocacy”. In the article, we discuss this site and why I decided to share my stories. You… Continue reading

Statement on the Death of James Hubley

City of Ottowa, Canada’s Councillor, Allen Hubley released a statement on the suicide of his son, Jamie. While he does not blame bullies for what happened to his son, it is certainly a part of his statement and clear that it did not help. As in many cases, depression plays… Continue reading

Bullying It Stops Here

Anderson Cooper, a reporter who has been an active Anti-Bullying supporter, had a special on CNN last week called “Bullying It Stops Here”. During this hour long program, Anderson actively and emotionally talked about the issue of Bullying. Below is the entire program in segments for you to watch. It’s… Continue reading

Lady Gaga says “Bullying Is For Losers”

You may or may not like Lady Gaga, but you can’t deny that she is currently one of the most watched and influential artists to our younger generation today. This weekend, Lady Gaga dedicated here song, Hair, to Jeremy Rodemeyer, the young man who killed himself after being bullied relentlessly.… Continue reading

Mustache Man Anti-Bullying Video

The “YouTube” guy known as Mustache Man has put together a large-scale production anti-bullying video called “The Epic I CARE Mustache Man Anti-Bullying and Suicide Prevention Video”. Production values are high and he has found a way to bring the message to an audience in an entertaining and informative way.… Continue reading

For One Boy, It Didn’t Get Better

The other day I was invited to speak to a college class that was completing their master program on Conflict Resolution. I was honored to be able to speak to them on the issue of bullying as they are studying to become people who can and I hope will make… Continue reading

T-Shirt Company Supports Bullying Awareness Month

A company in my neighborhood is creating special T-Shirts for Bullying Awareness Month in October and donating all proceeds from the purchase of these shirts to “STOMP Out Bullying“, a leading national anti-bullying program. CustomInk, an online t-shirt creator is involved in the “Be Good to Each Other” campaign. CustomInk… Continue reading

An 8th Grader Tells It In Words

There is so much bullying news now, sometimes the most important stories get behind me. Like this video, posted by Alye, an 8th grader, who was bullied and used a video to send a powerful message. Her video uses words only and explains just by these words how she feels… Continue reading

An 8th Grader Tells It In Words

There is so much bullying news now, sometimes the most important stories get behind me. Like this video, posted by Alye, an 8th grader, who was bullied and used a video to send a powerful message. Her video uses words only and explains just by these words how she feels… Continue reading

MTV Documentary Looking for Your Bully Story

Have you been the victim of bullying or are you currently being bullied? Do you have an inspirational story that’s seen you overcome your abuse? Would you like the chance to share your experiences? MTV and Firecracker Films are making a powerful and groundbreaking film that explores the universal stories… Continue reading

School Photographer Takes A Stand Against Cyberbullies

I found a great and inspirational story on Yahoo News this morning that I wanted to share here. A school photographer in Pennsylvania is receiving kudos for deciding not to take the school pictures of four girls who were the creators of a Facebook page devoted to cyberbullying. The photographer,… Continue reading

Digital Discourse and Online Civility

Iowa Public Radio aired an hour long show discussing Digital Discourse and Online Civility.  On the show as guests were  Andrea Weckerle, the Founder and President of CiviliNation.org and Warren Blumfeld of Iowa State University. The show contains excellent discussion about past issues and the future issues facing our active digital nation on the… Continue reading

Fire It Up With CJ Radio Show

Several weeks ago, I appeared on the “Fire It Up With CJ” radio show to discuss my experiences with bullying and talk to CJ about “firing up” our community to try to solve the issue of bullying. CJ Liu has a great radio show in “Fire It Up With CJ”.… Continue reading

14 Year Old Cancer Survivor’s Friend Cyberbullies Her

Here’s yet another story out of Massachusetts of a cyberbullying case with a terrible twist. According to an article in the Huffington Post, a fourteen year old girl, who survived cancer when she was ten  and lost a leg in her cancer battle was being relentlessly cyberbullied. The cyberbullying got so increasingly… Continue reading

Video of Boy Who Fights Back Against Bully

There’s a new viral video making the rounds, along with a media blitz about Casey Heynes, the boy caught on tape fighting back against his bully. This story is out of Australia and has gotten international attention. The video shows how Casey snapped when being taunted and punched and picks… Continue reading

White House Tackles Bullying Issue

Today, the White House and President and First Lady held a conference on bullying prevention. This is a major step in the United States recognizing that bullying is a larger problem than just kids being kids. Held in the East Room of the White House, 150 anti-bullying activists in the… Continue reading

Bullying Interview on Davis and Joyner Radio Show

Listen to internet radio with Davis And Joyner on Blog Talk Radio Today I was interviewed on the “Davis and Joyner Radio Show” which is part of the Blogtalkradio network. Our discussion was on “Bullying: A National Epidemic or Kids Just Being Kids”. It was a very lively interview and… Continue reading

Interview with Bullying Victim Nadin Khoury on The View

While bullying happens to many every day, the video of Nadin Khoury being bullied went viral and has been a focus recently. Nadin went on “The View” to tell his story and inspired everyone with his bravery. He also received an emotional surprise visit. Here’s what happened in these video… Continue reading

Bullying Incident In Philadelphia

Did you hear about this? In a terrible torture incident, 7 bullies in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania took 13 year old Nadir Khoury and beat and tortured him for 30 minutes while one of the boys made a video of the whole incident. During the incident, the boys spent 30 minutes beating… Continue reading

Bullied Brain Damage

The Boston Globe wrote an excellent article on the research being done to show that the human brain can be damaged during one’s youth if they have to deal with being bullied. This research shows that there is a physical effect to being bullied, closely resembling findings shown in research… Continue reading

Cyberbullying and Parenting

The New York Times had an excellent article on Cyberbullying and the issues that parents must deal with when talking to their children. I found this article compelling and the real life stories told in it are disturbing, yet true. The article discusses the difficulty parents have in keeping up… Continue reading

Featured In The Boston Globe

Today, this website and  I was featured in an article on the long-term effects of bullying in the “Boston Globe”. You can see the article here or download a PDF of it by clicking here. A thank you to Jenna Russell, a compassionate reporter with the Boston Globe who interviewed me over… Continue reading